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A Notary’s Guide To Completing Journal Entries

By David Thun on April 26, 2017 - Most states either require or recommend that you keep a record of your notarizations. But how and when should you complete a journal entry? Here’s what you need to know.

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Can I Change A Document Date?

By NNA Staff on April 26, 2017 - Is a Notary allowed to correct a wrong date in the main part of a document? The NNA Hotline Team answers your questions.

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3 Facts California Notaries Should Know For Identifying Signers

By David Thun on April 19, 2017 - California has some of the strictest ID laws in the nation for notarizations. Here are 3 important rules CA Notaries must follow when dealing with signers.

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Can I Use A Notary Certificate That Lacks Some Required Wording?

By NNA Staff on April 19, 2017 - If a Notary certificate lacks required wording, what is the best way to complete the notarization? The NNA Hotline Team offers suggestions.

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Quiz: All About Jurats

By David Thun on April 19, 2017 - If a signer asked you for a jurat, would you know how to do it the right way? Take our quiz and find out.

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Can U.S. Notaries Receive A Lifetime Commission?

By NNA Staff on April 11, 2017 - Does any state issue lifetime commissions to Notaries? The NNA Hotline Team has the answer.

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Need Help Spotting Phony IDs And Impostors? F.E.A.R. Is Your Friend

By David Thun on April 11, 2017 - If you’re worried someone may be trying to fool you with a fake ID, you can use a system adopted by many bartenders to spot counterfeits called “F.E.A.R.”

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What Would You Do Answers: The Case Of The Absent Signer

By Michael Lewis on April 11, 2017 - What would you do if a customer asked you to notarize his absent boss' signature while the boss is out of town? Here's our readers' answers and the NNA's recommendations.

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Signing Agent Tip: Answers About Split Signings

By Kelly Rush on April 05, 2017 - If loan documents need to be signed by signers in different locations, follow these tips to make sure the signing goes as planned.

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What If A Signer Wants Me To Write On A Seal Impression?

By NNA Staff on April 05, 2017 - What should you do if your signer wants you to write on the seal impression you affix to a document? The NNA Hotline team provides guidance.

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